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. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
7 >>> continuing coverage, the crieses in syria, president obama said today he is weighing limited and narrow action against the regime. he said syria has endangered the national security of the united states and has violated established norms against the use of chemical weapon. the obama administration said 1,429 people were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack, including 426 children. so far, the president has not asked congress for approval for a military strike and france is the only major foreign power to support retaliation. president obama contends there is no excuse for killing innocent people, including such large numbers of women and children. still opposition to an attack on syria is widespread both around the world and here at home. as john tells us, the president is facing a real predicament. >> reporter: an east bay physician that lived in syria as a child and visited family there as recently as five years ago. >> it's near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: the chemical weapons attack on the syrian people hit him hard. >> my heart bleeds for all of these kid
in syria, president obama said today he is weighing limited and narrow action against the regime. he said syria has endangered the national security of the united states and has violated established norms against the use of chemical weapon. the obama administration said 1,429 people were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack, including 426 children. so far, the president has not asked congress for approval for a military strike and france is the only major foreign power to support retaliation. president obama contends there is no excuse for killing innocent people, including such large numbers of women and children. still opposition to an attack on syria is widespread both around the world and here at home. as john tells us, the president is facing a real predicament. >> reporter: an east bay physician that lived in syria as a child and visited family there as recently as five years ago. >> it's near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: the chic weapons attack on the syrian people hit him hard. >> my heart bleeds for all of these kids, women and families that have lost their lives.
of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church. >> we were behind where dr. king's shoulder is, we were close enough to be able to hear all the speeches. >> lynn was just 16 when she attended the 1963 march on washington, dc, and hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what is disturbing is to see that even with the black president we still have a long way to go. >> congressman john lewis a young
for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony and he will be joined by former presidents carter and clinton. mr. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a good time to reflect on how far the country has come and still has to go. 50 years later a bay area man remains dedicated to making sure everyone is treated equal. i had a chance to sit down with cecil williams as he reflected on the march on washington. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: those are words forever ingrained in our country's history, martin luther king, jr. august 28, 1963, in front of a quarter of a million people at the link congress memorial inspired a nation. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent. >> reporter: williams was there. >> i was just taken back completely because i never seen that many people come together and for a cause that touched my life because of the pigmentation of my skin. there were people who said you can't do it. you're black. no matter what you've accomplished you still can't be t
. the pressure on president obama as he takes the podium today. >>> good morning. right now traffic is getting busier all over the bay area including on highway 4 coming up to the willow pass grade. we will tell you where the traffic trouble spots are. >>> and in weather right now a layer of warm air compressing the marine layer. the net result dense fog that could effect your morning commute. we'll highlight the warmest day of the week and the changes you can expect for the holiday weekend. >>> these are live pictures of interfaith memorial service. if i'm not mistaken, this is dr. martin luther king's daughter. his youngest daughter. i'm going to check that. let's listen for just a second. >> as we go forward, we go forward in the spirit and in the strength and in the tradition of our four parents. understanding that without our faith, we will not be successful. and so we are called here today to remember, to reflect, and to commemorate the prophet, the pastor, the spiritual leader, the one who understood that if it were not for his faith, they would not have overcome. and he told them when
. the student was shaken by the incident, but is otherwise okay. >>> a declaration from president obama. what he is saying tonight about the potential of american initter venges in syria. intervention in syria. and a father overjoyed to see his son. why this moment was so emotional. also -- >> because they marched america became for free and more fair. >> 50 years after martin luther king, junior's speech, america still has a dream. plus the little girl who stole the show at today's ceremony. >> i'm abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. as you look at a live picture right now, foggy scene over san francisco. we'll check out your wake up weather. plus a look at what weather united states has concluded the syrian government used weapons in an attack on its citizens. the president says he is now reviewing his options and will meet with his senior advisors and national security team about what to do. those options could include a retaliatory strike against the syrian government. the president insists though that u.s. involvement would not be a repeat of iraq. >>> take a look at this emotionally-cha
, but is otherwise okay. >>> a declaration from president obama. what he is saying tonight about the potential of american initter venges in syria. intervention in syria. and a father overjoyed to see his son. why this moment was so emotional. also -- >> because they marched america became for free and more fair. >> 50 years after martin luther king, junior's speech, america still has a dream. plus the little girl who stole the show at today's ceremony. >> i'm abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. as you look at a live picture right now, foggy scene over san francisco. we'll check out your wake up weather. plus a look atúoúo >>> president obama says the united states has concluded the syrian government used weapons in an attack on its citizens. the president says he is now reviewing his options and will meet with his senior advisors and national security team about what to do. those options could include a retaliatory strike against the syrian government. the president insists though that u.s. involvement would not be a repeat of iraq. >>> take a look at this emotionally-charged video out o
for president obama. >> also. word from north korea about the young leader and the untimely death of his former girlfriend. >> also. fire burning in and around yosemite slowing down a little. that is why no one declares victory yet. >> famous old bridge troll destiny uncertain for weeks. cal-trans decision nichblingts from the sutro tower cam are watching san francisco some fog out there check out the wake up weather. plus look at what direction your the. >> major set back today for president obama and effort to build an international coalition to support military striking against sir yeah. britain parliament rejected a vote endorsing action to intervene in the crisis in damascas meaning britain wouldn't play any direct role in u.s. attack. 0pwachl administration presented new evidence to lawmakers today that syrian government forces used chemical weapons against their own people. signal the u.s. could be willing to act alone. >> bizarre story from north korea where the country dictator reportedly had former girlfriend executed by a firing squad. south korea newspaper is reporting singe
was burglarize. >> up next on 7 news at 11:00. an international set become for president obama. >> also. word from north korea about the young leader and the untimely death of his former girlfriend. >> also. fire burning in and around yosemite slowing down a little. that is why no one declares victory yet. >> famous old bridge troll destiny uncertain for weeks. cal-trans decision nichblingts from the sutro tower cam are watching san francisco some fog out there check out the wake up weather. plus look at what the. >> major set back today for president obama and effort to build an international coalition to support military striking against sir yeah. britain parliament rejected a vote endorsing action to intervene in the crisis in damascas meaning britain wouldn't play any direct role in u.s. attack. 0pwachl administration presented new evidence to lawmakers today that syrian government forces used chemical weapons against their own people. signal the u.s. could be willing to act alone. >> bizarre story from north korea where the country dictator reportedly had former girlfriend execute
with avocado made before your eyes. subway. eat fresh. welcome back to the kron4 morning news printthe obama administration is making changes to the plus loan program that may help thousands of families qualify for the college financial aid. the education department says it has expanded support has for families that have recent but small-scale debt. they may now become eligible appeals. parents and graduate students who use plus loans have no borrowing limit, but they face interest rates student loans.obama-student loans education department making education department says it has expanded support for bankruptcy judge to approve the hearing had been save the merger. cisco systems is cutting five- percent of its workforce. the company cites the difficult economic climate as the reason for the 4- thousand layoffs which are set to begin in 2014. cisco designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment. look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! n
.s. loses a key ally. >> a major setback for president obama. british lawmakers have voted against military intervention in syria. >> u.n. investigators are expected to leave saturday. >> without question congress should vote on this. >> the nfl has agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit over concussion-related injuries. >> most of it is compensation for retired players who suffered brain injuries. >> everyone knew there was going to come a day of reckoning. >> the justice department announced it will not stop colorado or washington state from implementing their laws to legalize marijuana. >> marijuana consumers can really sleep a little easier tonight. >> fast food workers in dozens of american cities walked off the job. >> hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super sized. >> wild weather striking parts of southern california. >> torrential rains caused mudslides and power lines. >> two kittens shut down the new york city subway system for hours. they got away from their owner in brooklyn. >> you just kind of want the nypd to take th
? xy >>> welcome back. chuck hagel says american forces are ready to strike syria if president obama gives the order. now, syrian -- >> yes. syrian leaders warn against the strike and russia is accusing the u.s. of making excuses to attack syria. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the situation in syria is intensifying with every hour. kyla? >> reporter: pam, we know the united nations inspectors pushed off their investigation until tomorrow, citing security concerns. they were supposed to return to the site of last week's attack. john kerry says the use of chemical weapons last week is undeniable. >> make no mistake. president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: senior administration officials say their goal is not to overthrow president assad but rather punish him for using chemical weapons, killing hundreds in syria last week. the u.s. navy deployed four destroyers. they launch would be missiles. the russian president vladimir putin ch
to raise awareness about recent changes in health care, often referred to as obama care. the event runs from ten this morning until two at the ymca. >>> delta is issuing a warning about the impact obama care will have on its company. they claim that the law will contribute to $100 million increase in health care cost. the biggest parts will go into effect at the beginning of 2014. one of the more costly items in the fee of $63 a participant. >> the teens accused of killing a australian student won't face hate crime charges. there is no evidence to support race was the motive in the murder. three teens have been charged in the death. authorities say they shot the 23-year-old while he was out jogging. police say one of the teens told officers they decided to kill someone because they were bored. there is speculation that the killing may have been part of a gang ritual. >>> residents in spokane washington are coming together after a world war ii veteran was beaten to death by two teens. last night a few thousand gathered to pay respects to the 88-year-old delbert belton. he was robbed and
requires vigilance. >> reporter: but president obama, living proof that progress has been made. america's first african-american president. >> because they marched city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed and yes, eventually the white house changed. >> john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from 1953. >> 50 years later we can ride where we want to ride and stay with we want to stay. >> reporter: tens of thousands gathered on the national mall for the commemoration including dr. king's family also jimmy carter and bill clinton. plus care line kennedy, forest whitaker and oprah winfrey. >> dr. king believed our destinies are all intertwined and he knew our hopes and our dreams really are all the same. >> we've got to keep on fighting and we've got to vindicate and stand up and substantiate that the dream goes on until the dream is achieved. >> on this anniversary the president spoke about joining together to build the middle class with improved health care and wages, a theme that will carry into the political budget fight ahead. janelle wang, nbc bay are
.org and thrive. >> reporter: is taking an action that he is very reluctant to take part president obama does not want this war. he feels like things have gone so far and gun so that it that it is time to act. >> catherine: so he will have to go and alone apparently cured what will be american action reaction be? >> reporter: >> they're not going to endorse the intervention but it will be glad that is taking place. >> catherine: why is it always be used as to where are the other like the your pants? europeans >> we are the ones that have the power to do it and they know it. in fact, is also the case, that we that is false to us. it because >> raging change is what we heard during peak bush there we do not know if this is going to hand but the call is not all the money changed this government. >> catherine: you brought up the bush and ministration. so, why should people trust this intelligence? >> first of all because president bush wanted the iraqi war >> pam: to finish the job that his father had not finished. president obama does not want this war. he does not want to go back to the middle
:45, we'll tell you what the obama administration says about the recent attacks. >> a small town in oklahoma is in mourning after the shooting death of an australian baseball player. friday residents gathered to remember christopher lane one week after he was gunned down while jogging. kim passoth has more. (music) >> reporter: it's been one week since "chris lane" was gunned-down in a drive-by shooting in duncan... lane was an exchange student from australia in duncan spending the week with his girlfriend koco's kim passoth was at the memorial and joins us live from duncan. kim - what a night. chris lane was shot just up the street from this elementary school and tonight the ceremony in his memory was held here. though the exchange student didn't grow up here and didn't live here - this town is grieving his death just as if he were one of their own. >> there's a peace i've come to know though my heart and flesh may fail. >> reporter: hundreds of people with lawn chairs australian flags and sorrow in their hearts gathered to reflect and remember a young man most had never met. >>
no to any british involvement. a big pr blow to president barack obama and highlights growing concern that the u.s. is rushing to judgment. the white house says there is evidence that the syrian government was behind last week's chemical attack against civilians but so far we have not seen any of that evidence. in san francisco tonight, dozens of protesters held yellow signs saying more u.s. military action in the arab world would be a mistake. >> i am devastating. i hate what is happening there. but i also hate what we have done around the world. the reality is that we have created much of the stuff going on there. >>> president barack obama is still prepared to move ahead with a limited military strike on syria. the white house is not saying when. the u.n. inspectors investigating the chemical attack will leave the country on saturday. >>> coming up, would you be willing to pay more for your burger? >> i get things backwards a lot lately. >> how the huge nfl settlement could change the life of this former 49er's star. >>> and finally an amusement park for little kids and adults. a l
while they were attending a separate demonstration in oakland. >>> president obama paid tribute to workers in his weekly address. >> we'll come together as a nation to honor some of our own. the working men and women of america who across the generations built this country up and helped make us who we are today. >> the president said labor day is a reminder that many americans have seen their wages stagnate while corporate profits soar. they want to end poverty and it's the highest priority. >>> now, rosemary is saying these a slight chance of rain coming into the bay area today. >> i'd love to take it out. it's a nuisance. it's a slim chance so why are we talking about it? it's a holiday weekend and a lot of people have plans outdoor. i don't want you to get caught off guard. i'm giving you a look outside our doors right now. we'll get to the rain chance in a moment. let's talk about what's happening outside your days. it's a beautiful start to the day. we have low clouds, inside the bay, here at oakland we're starting out mostly cloudy. it is a clear start for many in the morn
. white house officials say president obama is willing to act on his own but he faces some challenges when it comes to getting input from congress. and john kerry will talk to reporters today. i'm working on all of that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new leaked documents from edward snowden reveal details of the cia's black budget. the washington post published details of the cia's budget it says came from snowden. the black budget is the secret portion of the federal budget that contains funding on intelligence funding and gathering. the budget also shows how the cia has been transformed into a pair of military force with control for an increasingly large fleet of drones. the top u.s. official says he will release figures every year on how many court orders are issued and how many people are targeted because of them. the director says this is part of president obama 'call for more transparency to convince americans they are not being spied on. it follows evolutions after the leaks by edward snowden. >>> a new study shows a majority of scientists are getting less
immigrants who are not eligible. john fowler, ktvu channel 2news. >>> president obama today accused republicans of not having an economic plan. that came during the president's bus tour to college campuses, where he's campaigning to make higher education more affordable. mr. obama was reacting to a push by house republicans to cut off money for the president's health plan as part of a government funding bill. >>> 911 dispatchers in santa clara county are threatening to go on strike. now the county is trying to get a court order to keep that from happening. the dispatchers have threatened to walk off the job because they say they are understaffed and being forced to work overtime. the county has 61 dispatchers to cover 73 full-time positions. the county says it's trying to hire new dispatchers. >>> the woman hired to overhaul california's state mental hospitals reportedly is under investigation for sexual harassment. the los angeles times reports two subordinates filed complaints against kathy gaither, accusing her of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. gaither was hired two
. >>> reporter: the obama administration is expected to go public today with its rationale for a potential strike on syria. james clapper the director of national intelligence is working to declassify a document which reportedly says the syrian government launched a chemical weapons attack against its own people. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people i think before he takes any action. >> reporter: the white house spelled out its case to representative buck mckeon and other congressional leaders on a conference call last night but there are many who still aren't convinced. >> members of congress were not happy with what they heard. they weren't happy with the amount of answers they got from the obama administration on what the specifics of some sort of intervention in syria could look like. >> reporter: a lack of specifics killed a bill before the british parliament authorizing military force against damascus. >> evidence should precede decision, not decision precede evidence. >> hear, hear! >> reporter: white house officials say they will m
bit later. >>> and there is a controversy at the state fair pap rodeo clown donned a president obama mask and then announcers openly mocked. well, residents and policies on both sides of the aisle are not happy. details on that. >>> breaking news near orlando this morning. a sinkhole causing a resort to partially collapse. our nbc affiliate is in orlando this morning. marina, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. quite the scare for guests here. this resort is about 6 miles out from walt disneyworld. many of the guests coming back from the night after spending all day at the parks and once they got into their room they reported hearing popping noises, window shattering. emergency crews here in minutes and evacuating all 36 guest from two buildings affected by this sinkhole, and all of them accounted for and thankfully no injuries reported. the elevator was the first part to go once the ground gave way and about 3:00 this morning the west wing of one of the buildings also tearing away from the rest of the structure. >> what are you hearing from officials about
executive order announced this today. >>> a senior member of the obama administration headed to capitol hill to brief officials on the situation in syria. that came as united nations inspectors left their hotel in damascus to go to an area where the syrian gofd is believed -- government is believed to have used chemical weapons on their people. >>> an east bay congressman says he was briefed on the situation in syria during a recent fact-finding trip to afghanistan and the united arab emirates. he met with troops in afghanistan and military leaders including the top commander of the military force there. he talked with them yesterday and he said the united states must proceed with caution in syria. >> this is a delicate, complicated situation with many actors and we have to make sure that we know what is behind that first dominance because once you tip it, you better know what's behind it and you better be prepared for what's next and right now, i'm not in any way supportive of putting boots on the ground in syria. >> well, among the troops he met with was army first lieutenant, chris mitche
holiday, coming up. >>> still no decision tonight from president obama of the possibility of a u.s. military intervention in syria, this is response to chemical weapons. chemical weapons must be held accountable. there are concerns that the u.s. may be alone in the effort, in britain the prim minister pushed for a tough response were shut down. >>> coming up, the yosemite national park fire continues to grow. we'll show you what firefighters are doing to protect the bay area's drinking water. >>> plus, a mysterious man who bit a dog, you heard that right, it is all caught on tape. >>> and of the bart strike, of what they're asking for and when they'll go back to work. kron 4 news. female narrator: through labor day female narrator: through labor day at sleep train, get 36 months interest-free financing plus big savings of up to $400 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get three years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedic, plus free same-day delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. when brands compete, you save, but this special financing offer ends lab
on the crisis in syria. president obama, weighing his options right now. congress has been briefed. and white house officials now saying that the surprise vote in great britain is not going to stop the u.s. from acting. preparations for a strike taking place right now. >> we have full coverage starting this morning with abc's jim avila, who is at the white house with the reaction to that stunning vote in parliament last night. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. overnight, just as the president's people were briefing congress on their case against syria, telling the senators and the congresspeople, in fact, even if america has to act alone, america must respond. just before the white house began its briefing, stunning news from america's staunchest ally. britain is out. parliament rejected the prime minister's motion to intervene. and voted against any military action against syria. >> it is clear to me that the british parliament, reflecting the views of the british people. does not want to see british military reaction. i get that. and the government will act accordingly. >> reporter: now
military action against syria. president barack obama is willing to act on his own. senior administration officials briefed more than 25 u.s. lawmakers in a conference call last night. they told members of congress they have intercepted communications from the syrian government ordering a chemical weapons attack. 1300 people were killed last week including women and children. the united nations inspectors are still in syria. what they are doing and how it would impact the military strike. i'm working on that story for you at 7:15. >>> budget cuts in the nation's capitol has some scientists trying to decide if they want to move out of the country. a new study shows the majority of scientists are getting less federal help for their research than they were three years ago. nearly 20% of scientists are considering moving overseas to continue their research. >>> another new study shows testing by the navy could be putting marine animal lives at risk. they looked at training plans for waters off the east coast, southern california, and hawaii over the next five years. the navy may kill hundreds
. >>> a limited narrow strike, that's what president obama said today, he is considering against syria. that came as the president and secretary of state laid out the administration's case that syria used chemical weapons against its own people. they say the price of not doing anything is too high. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. >> reporter: the u.s. says the evidence is as clear as it is compelling. an intelligence report released by the administration today shows weapons personnel were on the ground making preparations. the regime elements were told to prepare for an attack with gas mask. and rockets launched at the time of the attack came from government-controlled areas. 1400 people killed including 420 children. >> the american intelligence community has high confidence, high confidence. this is common sense. this is evidence. these are facts. >> reporter: all eyes are now on president obama. >> i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken. >> reporter: a key question -- will he go int
sent to president obama. they want him to get their authorization before taking military action against syria. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, dianne feinstein says she's received some intelligence about it. >> reporter: feinstein says she's believes the attack was by the assad regime and is strongly urging the united nations to condemn the regime. that's echoed by many in congress. without a united nations resolution, some argue the u.s. cannot take military action under military law. the resolution should wrap up tomorrow and their findings made public on saturday. this hour, the british government said the legal requirements to strike have been met. david cameron said the evidence that syria used chemical weapons last week is right before our eyes. the u.s. is upping its military presence in the mediterranean sea off the coast of syria to to prepare for a potential strike. and president assad said his country will defend itself. congressional leaders will get briefed via a phone conference scheduled for 3:00 pacific today. what we're learning about a poss
evidence chemical weapons were used against the syrian people. president obama has not made a final decision. the "new york times" reports a strike could occur as the united nations inspectors leave the country. >>> there is new talk of adding 200 more police officers in san jose. mayor chuck reed and city council member sam liccardo are backing that idea. the four-year plan includes filling current vacancies and adding 400 cops. it would be a shot in the arm for a department that lost officers in a long running pension dispute. >>> fire victims in fairfield want to know who should have trimmed the dry brush behind their homes? this grass fire that started along the freeway tuesday jumped into their neighborhood destroying 5 homes and damaging 10 more. homeowners met on marigold drive today demanding answers from the city but city leaders told them even they are not sure who is responsible for maintaining that land, the city or the state. the city says it's looking into it. >>> a fast-food walkout in dozens of cities around the country. why bay area workers are risking their jobs to
half-hour, president obama said he has not decided what action to take against syria in response to the u.s. conclusion that it has used chemical weapons. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons, by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. >> earlier, secretary of state, john kerry told the nation, the united states knows the syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people and will take action. kerry said the chemical attack killed at least 1,439 people. 426 of them children. he said it's important that the united states and other nations respond. >> it malters because a lot of other countries whose policies challenge these international norms are watching. they
. president obama was counting on england support to punish assad rae jeem over chemical weapon attack. president likely there's act on his own. here's jim avila. >> president hyped closed doors meeting with members of the national security tee. already label unhappy warrior by "time"magazine. promising 90 million tear action will be limited and tailored. today is spokesman emphasize to go war weary american people the u.s. is not planning an all out attack on syria or military attempt to topple assad. >> what we are talking about here is very discreate and limited. >> white house making the case syrian chemical weapons threaten our ally. turkey jordan and israel. our military bases and embassy in the middle east. end of the world in general. because allowing the use by sir why only encourages other dictators and terrorists. the chairman of the house intelligence committee says he agrees but wants more consultation with congress before the president acts. >> this is serious as it gets. you will engagement u.s. military. consequences for doing that. consequences for not doing
voted against intervening in a stunning move. the white house says president obama has not yet made a decision but is prepared to act alone. intelligence report will be released publicly today that reportedly proves that syrian president bashar al-assad's regime is responsible for a chemical attack that killed hundreds of men, women, and children. >> happening today a bill aimed at making limousines safer place as critical vote before a state asimply committee. the bill follows the death of five women on the san mateo bridge in may when the limousine burst into flames. state senator hill sponsored the bill this calls for all let scenes to carry two fire sting -- extinguishers and to meet federal and state safety standards. >> san diego mayor filner is expected to finally leave office if disgrace. he is a ten term congressman who leaves office less than nine months into the four year term as mayor and steps down a week after a defiant speech which he told the city council he was the innocent victim of a lynch mob. the city council president will serve as mayor until a november 19 spe
christians for helping to overthrow morsi's government. >>> president obama is enjoying his last few hours of vacation. he spent five hours on the links as he drove around in his own golf cart. larry david, the star of the tv show curb your enthusiasm. and the owner of the celtics. they ate a a harbor restaurants and they will fly back to washington tonight. >>> they will recall the mayor and it is underway. organizers collected significant for a recall petition this morning. they are planning to march and rally this afternoon. 16 women have accused him of harassment that relates to groping and unwanted advances. they have called on him to resign and he is refusing to step down. >>> they are examining the abouts ways to keep buildings standing when a major earthquake hits. from uc san diego, they used a table to determine if seismic retrofitting protects building. when they with stood the earthquake, the retro he fitting was removed and the building quickly collapsed. >> the main aspect of design is life safety and eninsuring it doesn't collapse. >> research ares say they tested different
obama's doing in handling this situation, and lawmakers are voicing their own concerns following a briefing. andrea mitchell, good morning. >> good morning. the white house shared intelligence with top members of congress but only by telephone leaving many wondering and wanting a lot more detail on this mission. even though the white house does plan to go it alone without a key ally. >> reporter: as protesters outside demonstrated against any military action against syria, inside, the national security team scrambled to build support for targeted strikes, briefing key members of congress by telephone thursday night. defense secretary hagel called in from the philippines. the president did not join the call. >> i was really disappointed in that. one of the things that has really bothered me is the president drawing a red line without knowing, in his mind, what he would do if he crossed the red line. >> i do think he needs to come up and consult with congress. again, you know, a few phone calls and those kinds of things, you have to have a robust discussion. >> others on the call i
this morning president obama praised california's effort to implement the affordable care act. >> if you're one of the 85% of americans who have insurance you have benefits of protections under this law that you didn't have before, free checkups mammograms and contraceptive care. >>> in this morning's weekly address he talked about how the new health care law would help millions of americans. he said government legislators are working to help people promptly. competition and consumer choice are making insurance affordable. >>> health officials in contra dos at that -- contra cost a county has scene more whooping cough. the last time it saw a spike was three years ago when 200 cases were reported. by the end of that year 9,000 cases were reported. they're worried about another spike this year. >> we know people are out there that are sick. they can unknowingly spread it to a new born who can become very, very sick. >> they've seen a spike in cases in alameda county. the health department says right now, it's seeing fewer cases than it did at the same time last year. back to school events are hap
be alive inside an air pocket. >>> the rodeo clown who wore a president obama mask during a performance at the missouri state fair has been banned for life. fair officials say they're also reviewing their contract with the company that ran the event. the incident sparked outrage nationwide after video of the event went viral. spectators were asked if they wanted to see obama run down by a bull. fair officials did not release the identity of the clown. >>> sentencing is underway right now for former congressman jesse jackson jr. jackson pleaded guilty to stealing some $750,000 from his campaign fund. his wife sandra will also be sentenced this morning in washington, d.c. jackson is hoping the judge will consider giving him probation. >>> rising political story cory booker is one step closer to a u.s. senate seat this morning after winning the democratic primary tuesday night. the newark, new jersey, mayor will face off with republican steve lone began in an october special election. lone began is the former mayor of bogota, new jersey. >>> now to wall street and what is moving the market
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